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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
across this country, ranchers and farmers, who were counting on us. so i rise to say that i deeply regret the senate's decision tonight. i deeply regret the 40 votes against our ranchers and farmers. i deeply regret that 40 said even though it won't save a dime, we are going to hold them hostage to the farm bill to its eventually passage someday. holding people hostage who have been victims after disaster is morally unacceptable. so again, i thank the 5 tonight who voted -- i thank the 55 tonight who voted on the bipartisan amendment, my partner on the republican side of the aisle, senator blunt, to be profoundly complimented for stepping in to help carry this charge. i was pleased to be his partner. i was pleased to be a partner with senator stabenow, chair of the agriculture committee, who worked closely with us to arrange for this senate amendment to be possible tonight, to be able to have this vote. so i thank her. i thank senator blunt. i thank the other senate cosponsors. and i thank everyone who voted tonight to say that disaster relief should no longer be delayed for the vi
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